Team Sky admit Volta a Catalunya mistakes and won't 'make an excuse'

Team Sky's Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas were both distanced on the first climb of sixth stage of the Volta a Catalunya, losing more than 25 minutes.

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky suffered a horrid day in the mountains at the Volta a Catalunya on Saturday, but are refusing to blame their errors on anything but their own mistakes.

Chris Froome, who was second before the start of stage six, was caught out on the day's first climb when the race split into three distinctive groups.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.